Belsize Park Property Guide
Everything you want to know about property in Belsize Park
with Sandfords estate agents
Belsize Park History
Just the name of this North West London area is
enough to cement its status as one of Central
London's most prime areas. Derived from the French
'bel assis', meaning well situated', Belsize Park is a
close neighbour of Hampstead, Primrose Hill and
Camden Town. Tracing its roots back to The Manor of
Belsize in 1317, the neighbourhood was famed for its
17th century mansion and parkland built for the
Countess of Chesterfield by her husband.
The residential estate as known today sprung up
between 1852 and 1878, with further development
after World War I. In 1973 Camden Council agreed to
make Belsize a conservation area, centring on Belsize
Park, Belsize Park Gardens and Belsize Village. The
conservation catchment has since been extended to
include further roads where magnificent examples of
residential architecture can be found.
Living in Belsize Park
Property for sale in Belsize Park has
a keen audience, all clamouring to
grab a slice of the bohemian,
village-like style of living in NW3.
With the likes of Kate Moss,
Gwyneth Paltrow and Helena
Bonham Carter all residents, it's
clear that Belsize Park has a lot
going for it.
Belsize Village is particularly noted for its charm and was the catalyst for the area gaining
conservation status. The Haverstock Hill part of Belsize Park is a haunt of the rich, famous and
influential, with a flourishing café culture and arty vibe. Expect wide, tree-lined streets, gorgeous
architecture and great access to the rest of London via the neighbourhood's Tube station
Top Attractions in Belsize Park
1. England's Lane - this street is what people dream of when
thinking of a utopian London. Cafés, restaurants and
boutiques rub shoulders with an independent butcher, a cult
bookshop and many independent design retailers.
2. The Everyman Cinema - Belsize Park is lucky enough to
boasts a branch of this cult cinema chain. Expect a wide
array of mainstream, art house and classic films, along with
glitzy events and thought-provoking exhibitions.
3. Fill your lungs - despite its Central London location, Belsize
Park is well located for fresh air and open spaces. Although
it's doesn't actually have a park itself, Belsize is a short stroll
to the green pastures of Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill.
4. Celebrity special - Belsize Park is a hot spot for A-list
actors, musicians and artists. They are drawn to NW3 for its
cosy village-like atmosphere and sense of discretion.
Belsize Park Property Profile
The most prized property for sale in Belsize Park are
the imposing semi-detached Victorian villas, whose
uniform appearance makes for a stunning backdrop.
Built between 1837 and 1901, these white stucco-
fronted properties are never on the books of Belsize
Park estate agents for very long. Look carefully and
you will also find houses for sale in Belsize Park in
the Queen Anne style, with a warm red-brick
construction and design details by architect William
Other styles that come up for sale in NW3 include
some fine Regency, Georgian and Arts & Craft
What our Estate Agents love about Belsize Park
The preservation of character - Belsize Park
estate agents are always quick to point out that
most of NW3 is a designated conservation area,
meaning the charm and architectural style has to be
maintained, both on residential and commercial
Generous flats for sale in Belsize Park - many of
the grand villas have been divided up into
apartments, which offer the same square footage of
living normally associated with houses. This appeals
to many buyers who like the 'lock up and leave'
aspect of a home in a maintained block.
Well connected - Many of Central London's great
locations are accessible on from NW3, although
Belsize Park underground station on the Northern
line, gives speedy access to all of the capital.
Buying or Renting Property in Belsize Park
Navigating the world of property for sale in
Belsize Park can be daunting, so contact
should be made with a good, local estate
agent. Buyers of flats and houses for sale in
Belsize Park will need to sift through the
area's different neighbourhoods.
These are divided loosely as follows: Belsize
Park, Belsize Village, Eton Avenue,
Glenloch, Primrose Gardens/Antrim Road
and England's Lane.
House prices have been on an upward trend
in Belsize, with a leading property portal
charting a rise of 22% in the last 12
months, following an identical rise of 22% in
the year before that. Sandfords Belsize Park Estate Agents are happy to
help you find a suitable property for sale or to rent
in the area and secure it in a timely fashion.
Properties for Sale and to Rent in Belsize Park
Some of our top featured properties for Sale and to Rent in Belsize Park:
For an updated and complete list of properties for sale and properties to rent in Belsize Park,
please visit www.sandfords.com
2 bedroom flat for sale in Eton Rise, Eton
College Road, Belsize Park, London, NW3
2 bedroom house to rent in Princess Mews,
Belsize Park, London, NW3
If you are looking for a Belsize Park estate agent and property for sale or to rent in Belsize Park,
don’t hesitate to contact or visit our estate agents office in nearby Primrose Hill.
Sandfords Primrose Hill
107 Regent’s Park Road
London NW1 8UR
T +44 (0)20 7722 7997
Photo Credits to Kathleen Tyler Conklin, Ewan Munro